EAS 2021 Class Day Event Recording

The Department & Program of East Asian Studies held the 274th Class Day Commencement Celebration on Monday, May 24th, 2021. An edited version of the recording is now available for viewing.…

Soojung Han (PhD Candidate) receives Graduate Student Award

Soojung Han (PhD Candidate) received the inaugural Graduate Student Award at the Early Medieval China Group (EMCG) Conference, for presenting her research on “Empress Dowager Lou the Kingmaker: Identity Politics in the Northern Qi (550–577).” The award is given to “the most outstanding graduate student contribution to this year’s conference.”…

“Tokugawa Philosophy: A Historical Introduction”

At noon on April 21st, there will be a departmental colloquium seminar in which Federico Marcon, in the Department of East Asian Studies and History, will speak.

This is an invitation-only event, not open to the public.

Book Talk: "Epistolary Revolution in Chosŏn Korea"
Hwisang Cho, Emory University
Moderated by Ksenia Chizhova, Princeton University

Friday, April 23, 2021
11AM – 12:30PM
Registration required.


EAS joint statement on anti-Asian racism

Statement from the Department of East Asian Studies and Program in East Asian Studies 
April 5, 2021 

To students, colleagues, alumni, and friends of East Asian Studies, 

The East Asian Studies Department Open House, March 19th, 12:00PM

The Department of East Asian Studies held its annual Open House event to sophomore and first-year students on March 19, 2021, featuring guest speakers who expressed the variety of benefits included with being an EAS major.

Professor Ksenia Chizhova, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Maddie Wu ’21, EAS Major, Certificate in Music…

Cameron Lee '22 featured in Princeton University website

Students in the fall 2020 course “Language to Be Looked At” examined modernist and avant-garde experiments in word and image, including engaging with Princeton University Library (PUL)’s Special Collections. For the final assignment, students were asked to identify gaps in PUL’s “concrete poetry” collections — particularly works by women,…

Textual Materiality in Korea: Premodern to Postmodern

April 16-17, 2021 

"Journal of Korean Studies" special issue workshop.

Co-edited by Olga Fedorenko and Ksenia Chizhova

“Textual Materiality in Korea, Premodern to Postmodern” special issue seeks to ground the study of Korea, past and present, in the materiality of writing, while…

"The Empire’s Watery Ways: Communication Networks and Vernacular Aesthetics in Early Modern Chinese Prose and Painting"

At noon on February 24th, there will be a departmental colloquium seminar in which Paize Keulemans, in the Department of East Asian Studies, will speak.

This is an invitation-only event, not open to the public.

August 6th, 1945: My Story

Guest Speakers: Ms. Shigeko Sasamori
Survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

Dr. Kazumi Hatasa Professor of Japanese and chair of East Asian languages at Purdue University

Schedule: March 19th, 2021 from 7:00pm-8:00pm (EDT)

My Story Abstract: Shigeko Sasamori is a survivor of the atomic bombing of…